With the exception of the Route 66 corridor in the desert southwest the road trip season on this legendary highway for 2009 is about to end. Still, its never to late to plan for next year or even some great weekend getaways.
  • One of the “must see” sites on Route is Afton Station in Afton, Oklahoma. The proprietor, Laurel Kane, exemplifies the new era on Route 66 and her passion for Packard manufactured automobiles serves as a wonderful backdrop.
  • The grand old Harvey House in Barstow, California is now home to two fine museums, one commemorating the role played in the development of Barstow by Route 66 and the railroad.
  • A few short but heavily trafficked miles short of the storied end of Route 66 in Santa Monica is the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo. This unique museum allows the visitor to experience vintage and historical automobiles in a time capsule manner as a passenger for short cruises through the neighborhood. Their promotional tag line is rather appropriate – “The only museum that takes you for a ride.”
  • If you happen to be motoring on Route 66’s forgotten cousin, US 6, and find yourself in Nebraska don’t miss the Pioneer Village. This eclectic collection is in my book one of the most fascinating and mot overlooked museums in the country.
  • What weekend getaway would be complete without fascinating and memorable lodging ?In Winslow, Arizona you have the historic La Posada.
  • A visit to Bisbee, Arizona is a near perfect way to while away a weekend. Here the numero uno lodging choice is without a doubt the legendary Copper Queen.
  • Prescott, Arizona is another great weekend getaway destination. My recommendation in this wonderful community is the Hassayampa Inn, an historic hotel dating to the 1920s.
  • Remember, the worst day on a road trip is better than the best day at work!